Lives of American Women

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  • Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government book cover

    Julia Lathrop

    Social Service and Progressive Government, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Cohen

    Julia Lathrop was a social servant, government activist, and social scientist who expanded notions of women's proper roles in public life during the early 1900s. Appointed as chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau, created in 1912 to promote child welfare, she was the first woman to head a United…

    Hardback – 2019-06-07
    Lives of American Women

  • Dorothea Lange, Documentary Photography, and Twentieth-Century America: Reinventing Self and Nation book cover

    Dorothea Lange, Documentary Photography, and Twentieth-Century America

    Reinventing Self and Nation, 1st Edition

    By Carol Quirke

    Dorothea Lange, Documentary Photography, and Twentieth-Century America charts the life of Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), whose life was radically altered by the Depression, and whose photography helped transform the nation. The book begins with her childhood in immigrant, metropolitan New York,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01
    Lives of American Women

  • Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman book cover

    Mary Pickford

    Hollywood and the New Woman, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen A. Feeley

    On screen and off, movie star Mary Pickford personified the 'New Woman' of the early 1900s, a moniker given to women who began to demand more autonomy inside and outside the home. Well educated and career-minded, these women also embraced the new mass culture in which consumption and leisure were…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Lives of American Women

  • Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary book cover

    Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

    Modern American Revolutionary, 1st Edition

    By Lara Vapnek

    In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women's freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, "free from…

    Paperback – 2015-01-27
    Lives of American Women

  • Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist book cover

    Barbara Egger Lennon

    Teacher, Mother, Activist, 1st Edition

    By Tina Stewart Brakebill

    Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon's life depict an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which Egger Lennon balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time…

    Paperback – 2015-01-13
    Lives of American Women

  • Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change book cover

    Shirley Chisholm

    Catalyst for Change, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Winslow

    A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
    Lives of American Women

  • Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality book cover

    Betsy Mix Cowles

    Champion of Equality, 1st Edition

    By Stacey M Robertson

    Betsy Mix Cowles (a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison) is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women's…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
    Lives of American Women

  • Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman book cover

    Rebecca Dickinson

    Independence for a New England Woman, 1st Edition

    By Marla Miller

    Rebecca Dickinson's powerful voice, captured through excerpts from the pages of her journal, allows colonial and revolutionary-era New England to come alive. Dickinson's life illustrates the dilemmas faced by many Americans in the decades before, during, and after the American Revolution, as well…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Lives of American Women

  • Alice Paul: Equality for Women book cover

    Alice Paul

    Equality for Women, 1st Edition

    By Christine Lunardini

    Alice Paul: Equality for Women shows the dominant and unwavering role Paul played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting the vote to American women. The dramatic details of Paul's imprisonment and solitary confinement, hunger strike, and force-feeding at the hands of the U.S.…

    Paperback – 2012-11-06
    Lives of American Women

  • Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity book cover

    Lillian Gilbreth

    Redefining Domesticity, 1st Edition

    By Julie Des Jardins

    Lillian Gilbreth is a stunning example of female ingenuity in the early twentieth century. At a time when women were standard fixtures in the home and barely accepted in many professions, Gilbreth excelled in both spheres, concurrently winning honors as 'Engineer of the Year' and 'Mother of the…

    Paperback – 2012-09-25
    Lives of American Women

  • Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity book cover

    Dolley Madison

    The Problem of National Unity, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Allgor

    First Lady of the United States and America's "Queen of Hearts," Dolley Madison fashioned an unofficial role for herself in the new administration of the United States, helping to answer the nation's need for ceremony and leaving footprints for centuries of presidential wives to follow. Assisting…

    Paperback – 2012-09-25
    Lives of American Women